Akita American dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: SUA
- Group: Working
- Weight: Male: 45-59 kg Females: 32-45 kg
- Height: Males: 66-71 cm Females: 61-66 cm
- Colors: white, black, red, brown, brindle
- Training: easy-medium
- Grooming: require daily brushing
- Temperament: alert, docile, friendly, courageous
- Health: prone to hip dysplasia
- Litter size: 3 - 12 puppies, on average 7 - 8
- Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
- Other names: American Akita dog, caine American Hakita
The first Akita, Kamikaze-Go, was brought to the US by legendary Helen Keller in 1937, followed by Kenzan-Go, in 1939. Then, immediately after the war began to be brought multi Akita, mainly type Kongo- Go.
Many military and American businessmen wanted to return to their own Akita in Japan, and even with another 3-4 for friends.
Thus, in a short time, there are a lot of farms producing chicken "Conveyor" often of poor quality, to be sold to Americans. In 1956 eleven enthusiasts who owned 30 copies founded Akita Kennel Club American in 1960 and changed its name in Akita Club of America (ACA) and AKC recognizes Akita in 1973.
After things have developed and completed enrollment in the book of the AKC, it was decided that specimens imported from Japan no longer be registered in AKC and ACA because Japan refused reciprocity in this direction.
Then, in 1992, the reciprocity clause was adopted and reappeared imports from Japan. The result of these tribulations, fueled in large part by pride, was that the so-called American Akita was formed in a different race, but not very special. An Akita "American" today from Ichonoseki line can go anytime as "Japanese".
Overall, however, differences exist and it is clear that race to evolve into two main types: the Americans have become taller and heavier, with the muzzle shorter and stronger, with frequent black mask without being imposed urajiro, while what is more refined Japanese Akita more stylized, with a longer snout and has a strict color of any black spot is excluded.
As dictated by the Standard in 1955 Akiho was perfectly applicable and Americans, fundamental problems have emerged only in 1990, when FCI recognized the JKC standard. As a result, American type specimens found in FCI member countries could not be accepted as Akita.
Many Akita champions in European countries, had arrived overnight even excluded from breeding! Since the situation was serious, especially because the number is very large US and outside the US (England, Canada, South Africa and Australia acknowledged all American version), the problem had solutions-tion.
In 1997 and 1998 (in Japan, respectively, in Germany) held its first two world congresses of the race. Result of combined efforts have made that, since 1999, FCI to recognize the American version as a new breed Great Japanese Dog.
Food Akita American
One of the first concerns when talking about the Akita breed is diet. If diet is not correct dog may raise health concerns, it may have bloating or stomach problems at all pleasant.
Dog's stomach does not work and is not identical to that of human reason your dog needs a different diet. Bloating unpleasant at first lead to a great discomfort that turns into pain and ultimately death of the dog.
As this issue is treated finishes and later may lead to surgery. For gastric problems established a set of vitamins and nutrients just for this race.
If the animal refuses to eat not force it, it is best to consult a veterinarian. Assuming the above problems would not exist let's get to the actual dog food. He should generally be fed twice a day with fresh food with as few preservatives and E numbers.
A diet high in meat and protein CAIT is recommended. There are some exemplace not favor meat over but it's good to know that their stomachs digest meat very well over. He can be phased in animal nutrition to be able to get used to the taste.
Long this race has consumed large quantities of rice, it is also recommended. Other are: cabbage, green beans, pork, potatoes, venison, chicken (introduced gradually). It is best to avoid corn and beef. Another problem is obesity.
Processed foods and foods containing preservatives and salt should be avoided. Weight gain can lead to weakening of the animal tendons, followed by other health problems.
Description Akita American
Many are those who say "American" impressed greatly since the first sight. The reaction is explainable, because we are dealing with a very nice dog, full of stately, inspiring power, nobility, dignity and balance (he resembled someone a happy combination between a cat and a bear).
It has a height above average, around 68 cm at the withers (males), maturity weighing around 58 kg. It is "dressed" in a thick coat shiny and has good bone and tail curled over the back gate.
Cape typical Japanese Grand Caine is massive, with flat skull between the ears, the nose wide, tall and full, and the lips, although thick, it should not hang. The ears are very important to form typical expression: are small, triangular, slightly rounded at the top, thick, wide at the base and carried erect, towards the flag before, extending from the neck.
This dog is compact and muscular with strong allure and stretched step.
All colors are allowed, from pure white to black, passing through all shades of coppery red and bicolor and all variants. Equally popular combinations are black and tan and tigratul.
Black Mask is not mandatory, and the colors should be bright and well defined.
Behavior Akita American
It is "not for everyone" not only because it is large, but also because it needs some autonomy and power relations hated, for it must be understood and respected as such. from the early days, he will see the master, he would "weigh", will assess weaknesses and decide: is a master who deserves respect or it is nothing.
If you try to dominate through constraints and violence, his eyes will be ridiculous at first, then annoying and will soon be considered an enemy.
"American" master needs a wise, experienced, able to understand what, how and how can impose such a proud and independent dog.
If you know how to get it "taking" of tiger kitten becomes a gentle and loving, but not to frustrate with his love.
It must, however, little educated with patience and consistency, without brutality.
Training Akita American
It has a strong personality and distinct leadership. Requires training with emphasis on obedience and compliance controls. It's smart and cooperate well in exercises and commands.
Training should be conducted by a person experienced, reliable and committed, and exercises should be varied to not get bored.
You have to socialize little with children and other animals to eliminate possible problems in adulthood. It has an average level of activity and loves to take long walks.
Characteristics Akita American
It is an excellent watchdog, oversees their permanent territory, does not bark unless an intruder appears on the horizon, in which "cat" becomes again tiger. Threat still remains at phase; intruder must not aggress; just looks at him with distrust and arrogance, barking incessantly until the owner appears and takes the "problem".
Great Japanese Dog should not be neither aggressive nor nervous, but indifferent and "demonstration" to strangers.
Is a dog that loves children and protects them instinctively, provided they are used by small children, and the children, in turn, be taught to behave civilized dog.
Not to forget the past hunting dog, so take them back and hunt any game comes their way. In category "game" go, unfortunately, and various pets (mainly cats) and small dogs.
In addition, hunter instinct urges him to roam about where our eyes can see. Here are enough reasons to not let "Japanese American" free leash areas than where you are sure you can not "escape" and where they will meet with some "game".
Prefer life outdoors and loves snow.
To showcase the very beautiful coat, double, American Akita dogs need daily brushing. They usually shed twice a year. No need to wash the coat than in exceptional cases.
It is also very important because daily exercise American Akita dogs develop muscle mass she formed strong constitution, enviable.
Health Akita American
Akita breed dogs are prone to hip dysplasia.
Can have thyroid problems and problems of the skin and sometimes the eyes.
There have been problems and patella. Life expectancy is 10-12 years.
3 female gives birth to 12 puppies on average 7-8.